Excavation opportunity at Wimpole Hall

This summer, Oxford Archaeology East will be excavating the site of a late Iron Age and Roman settlement at ‘Lamp Hill’ (south of the current overflow car park) ahead of the development of a new visitor centre and car park for the Wimpole Estate.  A number of places are still available, and applications to participate are welcome from CBA East members and interested parties.

The minimum age for volunteering on this site is 16 years old. Volunteers will need to need to make a commitment for the full working week (5 days, except the week of the August bank holiday), and will be offered a place for one week during the five-week excavation (Monday 13th August – Friday 14th September 2018). Volunteer hours on site will be 10am – 3pm. There will be less physical roles such as processing artefacts and assisting with outreach activities, as well as excavation.

We have a separate application form specifically for this excavation for people to register their interest in taking part: https://bit.ly/2KLInElThe deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th July 2018.

Archaeology event in Lawford, nr Manningtree – 19th July

Thursday 19th July 6.00pm-8.00pm
Residents of Lawford are concerned by proposals for an estate of 110 new houses near the site of an important prehistoric site.
  • Exhibition of pottery, flint and bone discovered during the excavations of this Neolithic monument (SM List Entry 1002157).
  • Walks to the site with interpretation of how it was laid out and constructed.
  • A short talk by Patrick Taylor, author of Timber Circles in the East.
  • Free admission and refreshments.
Organised by Philip Cunningham of Manningtree Museum and Local History Group, and Caroline Hill, with curators from the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Resource Centre bringing a selection of the objects excavated from the Lawford Tye Neolithic Monument in 1962-3 and in 1971.

Meet at Lawford Football Club, School Lane, Lawford, Essex CO11 2HZ